Montagrues Adds New Liebherr LTM 1300-6.3 Fleet
Crane rental company Montagrues has purchased its first LTM 1300-6.3, which will be used in metropolitan France. With a lifting capacity of 300 tonnes, it will complement Montagrues’ existing crane portfolio and expand the group’s capacity for large lifting operations. “We chose this crane because its tonnage and long boom length make it a logical addition to our range of machines for operations at great heights. Moreover, Liebherr has been our exclusive partner for many years,” says Arnaud Berteau, Managing Director at Montagrues. Only last year the group took over the mobile crane rental company Montagrues, with which Liebherr has been working successfully since the early 1990s. “We have always trusted in the reliability of Liebherr products and the company’s excellent customer service,” explains Berteau.
The LTM 1300-6.3 mobile crane has a 90-metre telescopic boom, which it carries in full on public roads with a 12-tonne axle load. It is designed to be used as a versatile and economical fast-erecting crane with six axles and a high capacity at extreme hoist heights with steep boom positions. This makes it ideal for erecting tower cranes and antennae as well as for wind turbine maintenance work. Safe and powerful crane operation is ensured thanks to an array of integrated features: ECOmode, ECOdrive, VarioBase®Plus, VarioBallast®, Auto-Ballast, Single Engine Concept and WindSpeed Load Charts.
Founded in 1973, Montagrues specialises in tower crane assembly and material handling equipment alongside its lifting operations – it acquired its first LTM 1200 Liebherr crane in 1992. Since then, the company, which operates mainly in the greater Paris area, has grown steadily and currently has around 40 mobile cranes and mobile construction cranes in its fleet. Last year, Montagrues was taken over by the Plissonneau Group. The corporate conglomerate headed by François Machenaud is based in Martinique. With its diverse activities, including construction machinery, commercial and industrial vehicles, as well as the sale of personal protective equipment (PPE), the group is one of the largest players in the French overseas territories, where it is also known for its lifting operations. With the acquisition of the mobile crane rental company Montagrues, Plissonneau has continued its expansion in France. The LTM 1300-6.3 is the first crane Liebherr has delivered to the company since the takeover.
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Liebherr hands over a new LTM 1300-6.3 mobile crane to the French crane rental company Montagrues. (From left to right): Stéphane Peignin (Plissonneau-LocManu-Montagrues), Guy Bellec (Liebherr Grues Mobiles SAS), Daniel Pereira (Montagrues), Arnaud Berteau (Montagrues), François Machenaud (Groupe Plissonneau SAS), Steve Stoeffler (Liebherr Grues Mobiles SAS) and Georg Reinbold (Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH)